|Central coordinates||58o 58.00' East 23o 14.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 5m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See box for key species. Other breeding species include Vanellus indicus (5–10 pairs). A total of 181 species has been recorded.
Site description A 12-km stretch of flat coastline from Quriyat south-east to Daghmar, bounded by rocky hills and backed by sabkha with sand-dunes. About five khawrs are scattered along the coarse-sand beach, of which the one on the north side of Quriyat is the largest and has the most extensive mangrove Avicennia. The khawr immediately to the south of Quriyat has the most extensive mudflats.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus||non-breeding||1993||61 individuals||good||B2||Endangered|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||winter||1993||2 individuals||good||B2||Vulnerable|
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans||winter||1989-1990||870 individuals||poor||B1i||Least Concern|
|Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus||winter||1989-1992||1,995-2,800 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra||resident||1993||12 individuals||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia||winter||1993||20 individuals||good||B3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Mammals: Gazella gazella (V).
Management considerations The town of Quriyat is developing and expanding rapidly, potentially threatening the integrity of the site. There is potential for conservation education, tourism and research at the khawrs next to Quriyat, given the site's proximity to Muscat. The southernmost khawr, Khuwayr, is part of the proposed Wadi Hawir National Nature Reserve (3,300 ha), but the most important khawrs around Quriyat and the rest of the coastline are not proposed as parts of Nature Conservation Areas.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Quriyat - Daghmar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2013
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